MaxSteel Metal Buildings FAQ
Choosing the right roof style is the starting point for designing your carport, garage or other style of metal building. It’s important to consider the specific area you plan to locate your structure and whether you can expect some snow load or harsh weather, or even the types of trees nearby and the debris they may drop. A vertical roof style which promotes easier drainage might be best if any of those conditions exist. If those concerns don’t exist for you, then either a regular or boxed eave roof will work just fine. It all depends on how you want the building to look.
MaxSteel Buildings can create a 60’ single span commercial building. If you need wider than that, a lean-to can be added to each side, but if added to a commercial structure…they would also have to be commercial quality and would need guidance from the home office engineering team to provide an accurate price.
MaxSteel Buildings can build to any length, although individual panels run 35’ foot long, so horizontal panels longer than 35’ will have seams. However, lengths of 200’ or more will require guidance from our engineer to ensure structural integrity and local building code requirements.
Our building heights are measured by the side (wall or post) height. The tallest side height we offer is 16feet. The roof peek will naturally be taller, but the total height depends on the chosen width of the building due to our standard 3/12 roof pitch
Many of our building types DO NOT need to be installed on a concrete pad, but it depends on the building size, features, the location and your specific needs. Depending on your area, smaller and lighter buildings (such as carports) can be installed on level land, concrete slab, asphalt or wood. However, certified buildings cannot be installed on wood foundations and commercial structures must be installed on a concrete pad.
Your concrete pad can be the same width as your building and up to 1 foot shorter than the length to accommodate the steel frame. The shorter pad length is due to the 6” of roof overhang on each end that is included in the total building length.
No…MaxSteel Buildings does not pour or contract the pouring of concrete pads. This is exclusively the responsibility of the customer.
The requirement of certification depends on your local laws and regulations. Some areas will require a building to be certified to withstand snow or wind loads. Those load requirements are unique to each area, so make sure you determine the requirements for the delivery location before you place an order. Customers are responsible for suppling codes requirements to MaxSteel Buildings prior to scheduling of their installation.
Changes are possible after an order has been placed, but there will be a change order fee. Also, changes may not be possible if fabrication of the building has already been started.
Before the scheduled date of your carport building installation, you need to make sure the ground is level, the foundation is set, the area is cleared of debris and the crew has room to work around the building. A MaxSteel Buildings representative will contact you to obtain photos of the installation area to ensure that it is level, safe and there is enough room for our crew to work. Our installation crew will deliver and assemble your carport and use magnetic rollers to sweep the assembly area to pick up most loose screws.
It is best if the site is level to within 4” of total slope, but MaxSteel Buildings can install on unlevel ground, but there will be on-site charges applied for the extra labor and materials needed. We highly recommend consulting your local dealer, showing photographs of the location and working with the MaxSteel Buildings home office if the job site is not level so that disappointing surprises can be avoided.
Additions can be made to your building, but only if the existing structure was made by MaxSteel Buildings. Please consult your local dealer to see if the addition meeting the minimum purchase required for free delivery and installation.
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MaxSteel sells metal workshop buildings through an extensive network of local dealers across numerous MidWest and Southern States, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, East Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, and southern Illinois and Indiana. Our dealers are ready to help you design and purchase your ideal steel building at competitive prices that include delivery and installation.